NAPLES, Florida, March 27, 2012 ( – On the eve of the anniversary of Terri Schiavo’s death, pro-life leaders including Terri’s brother Bobby Schindler will converge in Naples, Florida for a summit on the intersection of law and the respect for life.

Ave Maria School of Law will host the Law of Life Summit this Friday a few miles down the coast of Florida from where Schiavo was dehydrated to death by court order seven years ago.

The pro-life action conference, spearheaded by third-year law student Royce Hood, will culminate with a pro-life strategy session at the law library from noon until 2:00 PM.


“Ave Maria School of Law was founded as an institution that respects the sanctity of human life,” said Royce Hood. “The Summit is about bringing together pro-life leaders, community members and students to create measurable and achievable objectives for defending life from conception until natural death.”

Terri’s brother Bobby Schindler, who now helps other families in similar situations through the Terri Schiavo Life & Hope Network, will speak at the summit. Other speakers include Lauren Muzyka, Campaign Coordinator with 40 Days for Life; Dr. Pat Castle – Founder of the National LIFE Runners; Brother Paul O’Donnell, Franciscan Brothers of Peace; and John-Henry Westen, Co-Founder and Editor of

That evening, the annual memorial Mass for Terri Schiavo will take place at the Ave Maria Oratory.

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